Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Buried Giant, by Lavie Tidhar

★★★☆☆ Average

(Post-Apocalypse) The narrator tells how he learned the story of Oli, who discovered he was the only human in a town of robots and decided to leave so he could learn to be “a real boy.” (7,133 words; Time: 23m)

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"The Buried Giant," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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Review: 2018.147 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: If you’re familiar with the original Pinocchio story, you’ll see that this tale follows it rather closely. (If not, take a peek at the Wikipedia plot summary.)

I suppose one can argue that the central plot is how Oni came to accept himself for what he was.

Con: For the most part, this is a tale, not a story. Oni’s adventures (much like the adventures of Pinocchio) aren’t very well connected with each other, and most of what happens isn’t really due to things Oni does.

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